Hornsea Town 3 – 3 Hull United.
(Adam Yorke x2, Ash Grayston)
Hornsea Town opened their 2018/19 league campaign with a home game versus Hull United on Saturday, 18th August in the Humber Premier League and what an entertaining match it turned to be.
Hornsea with Geoff Whitehead in charge had the better of the 1st half and deservedly led 1-0 at half time with a well taken from Adam Yorke.
Hull United started the 2nd half stronger and equalised when a cross from the left was not cleared but Hornsea came back and Ash Grayson restored Hornsea’s advantage with a 20-yard strike which barely left the ground.
Hull, however, again took advantage down Hornsea’s left and a cross was firmly headed home, but to Hornsea’s credit they found a response and Adam York scored a find individual goal and scored what looks like the winning goal, but as full time loomed Hornsea gave away possession clearly and Hull levelled for a third time with a shot from the back of the area with no issues, well refereed and no bookings.
Town come away disappointed with a point for the second Saturday running after once again conceding a last minute equaliser.
With Hornsea 4-1 up after 70 minutes, the squad running thin on the ground on the day told as the only substitution available was made at half-time due to injury – a further injury on the pitch was unable to be addressed and a late red card had the lads down to the bare bones – whilst Sculcoates were able to freshen things up as they needed.
After falling 1-0 down early on, great character was shown to go in at half time 3-1 up after an impressive Ryan Silvestri hattrick. The lead was extended early in the second half and it looked like the victory recent performances had earned was here. The lads really dug deep, but were unable to hold off the late onslaught with the numbers available and come away with a point.
Saturday 25th August
Hornsea Town 4 – 4 Sculcoates Am.
(Ryan Silvestri x3, Ed Griffiths)
Local Wind Turbine Technician Ash Grayston has secured sponsorship for Hornsea Town from his company Vestas Celtic Wind. The generous donation has paid for the home kit for the 2018/2019 season. From left to right Hornsea manager Geoff Whitehead, Ash Grayston and Hornsea Physio Graham Janes.